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BRO.  SHELTON GIBBS, IV (Lead Preacher) and
BRO. CEPHAS NORTHCUTT, SR. (Senior Preacher)

Biography of Bro Shelton Gibbs IV

Shelton Gibbs attended Southwestern Christian College where he graduated valedictorian with an Associates of Science Degree in 2000.  That same year, Gibbs enrolled at Abilene Christian University. While there Mr. Gibbs received numerous scholastic and service awards including: the University Scholar Award, the Trent and Meador Scholar Award, the Jack Pope Fellows Scholar Award, and the Honor Man Award.  Shelton graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in political science from Abilene Christian University Summa Cum Laude in 2002. 

In the fall of 2002, Gibbs was admitted to Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.  While in Law School Mr. Gibbs served as Legal Intern for Belo Corporation, a media conglomerate company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  He worked in the legal department with Belo executives on projects for its 20 subsidiary television and print companies including, WFAA-TV Channel 8 and The Dallas Morning Newspaper in Dallas/Fort Worth, KHOU-TV in Houston, KING-TV in Seattle/Tacoma and KTVK-TV in Phoenix. 

In June of 2007, Shelton Gibbs was hired as Assistant District Attorney for Kaufman County and is currently a felony prosecutor for the 86th District Court in the city of Kaufman, Texas. Shelton is married to Toni Francine Gibbs and is the proud father of three children, Shelton Gibbs V, Hamilton Gibbs, and Linden Gibbs.

Biography of Bro Cephas Northcutt Sr

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Message of Encouragement from Our Preachers

Exalt, Evangelize and Edify as we continue to climb at the Lawrence and Marder Church of Christ. In an ever changing world, God’s word will never change and will never cease to be.

Mark 13:31. We will use every tool to help us gain better insight and engage ourselves in the ministries and committees here at Lawrence and Marder.

The Lawrence and Marder family is a unique body, closely knitted, and committed. We are concerned for our brothers and sisters in Christ and those that are in our community.

Let us build up one another, unifying the body, and love one another. It is our hope and prayer that we grow stronger together in the service of the Lord. By preaching and teaching God’s word, we are seeking to save the lost.

Our Preacher's Letter
The Unchanging Christ in a Changing World"
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). 

INTRODUCTION: This last chapter in the book of Hebrews is a final exhortation to the readers of that day, who so much needed to strengthen their faith in the midst of scorn, threats and severe persecution. This affirmation was a source of strength to them, as it has been a source of strength and encouragement to Christian believers in every generation. It confirms the unfailing reliability of our Savior.

Yet, we are made to wonder at the strange juxtaposition of this statement: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever;” set in the middle of, “Remember your leaders,” and “Be not carried away.”  But thank God for what it says; thank Him for the encouragement it inspires. The truth that it teaches applies to all ages and generations, and yet it is not a statement in isolation. It belongs to the context in which it appears, and its significance must be discovered within its context. “Remember your leaders,” not the present leaders of verses 17 and 24, but those who first brought you the “Good News,” those who taught you the Word of God and led you to salvation. They are dead now, but you must “imitate their faith, and consider the outcome of their lives.

Yesterday Christ was the source and object of their triumphant faith. Yesterday He had touched the lives of ordinary men and inspired extra-ordinary courage. Yesterday they were with Him on the roads, the hillsides, villages, town squares, synagogues and homes. Yesterday He taught them, filling their minds with new and glowing ideas. Yesterday they were astonished at His power to heal, to care, to love and bind the brokenness of the suffering. Yesterday His suffering brought them redemption and in the power of His suffering they found salvation.

Well, He who was with them “yesterday” is still today the same all-sufficient and all-powerful Redeemer and Lord, and will continue to be forever. The same Christ who was with them is with you, and will be with those who come after you, even unto the end of the age. “Yesterday” He was with the fathers; today He is with you, and will be with your children for evermore.

What faith, hope, love and courage this ought to inspire in us. The immutability of Christ: He is not capable of  changing; He is not susceptible to change. HIS IMMUTABILITY ESTABLISHES HIS RELIABILITY! “And thou Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail” (Hebrews 1:10-12). 

“Change and decay all around I see,” but there is one constant: “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” What He was, He is; what He is, He will always be! He who “upholds all things,” is not held up by anything. He who “made (shaped) the world” is not made (shaped) by the world. He who controls the raging torrents of history is not baffled by any movement in history. He who in the beginning did lay the foundation is not shaken by the “zephyrs” of current events. He who ordains beginnings and endings, is never subject to the verdict of time.

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